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Old 04-24-2017, 01:51 PM   #11
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TACAN's operate by line of sight. There must be no obstructions which would block a signal traveling directly from the station to your aircraft. What most likely happened was that the station was masked by terrain, and that will cause the range dial to get stuck.
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Old 04-24-2017, 03:54 PM   #12
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TACAN's operate by line of sight. There must be no obstructions which would block a signal traveling directly from the station to your aircraft. What most likely happened was that the station was masked by terrain, and that will cause the range dial to get stuck.
Thanks! So just to confirm, it does not 'reset' itself after re-acquiring the signal - one needs to switch the TACAN off and turn it back on?
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Old 04-24-2017, 05:03 PM   #13
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No, it should re-acquire.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:08 PM   #14
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Thanks! I guess, I'll save the track next time and report.
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